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Call for applications for the ORCID Global Opportunities Fund

Submissions are now open for the Global Participation Fund to foster the development of ORCID Communities of Practice and to create and enhance technical integrations to support the realisation of the benefits provided by the use of ORCID.

 Deadline: 03 May 2024

 Name of donor : Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier (ORCID) (in English only)

 Amount of the grant : 10,000 $ to 100,000 $

 Category: Grant

Area(s) of interest

  •  Search 
  • Scientific research 
  • Community development 
  • Technology

ORCID's Global Participation Fund (GPF) was created to address the lack of participation in ORCID by organisations from the South, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries.

  • The Participation Fund worldwide (GPF) is being established in 2022 with the kind support of several of ORCID's founding sponsors, and is designed to provide grants to further ORCID's public charitable purpose under its US 501 (c) (3) non-profit designation:
    • promote accuracy and integrity, and foster collaboration in scientific research and scholarship;
    • in general, by supporting and enhancing scholarship and the scientific process in
      • Work to resolve the problem of misidentification between the author and the contributor in research and the communication knowledgeable
      • the creation of a central register of iDs allocated to each researcher and linked to the researchers' results;
      • engage in other related activities to improve and expand scholarly research and scientific discovery in the public interest;
Types of programmes
  • ORCID set up the Fund to help address the current gaps in organisational participation around the world by providing funding for :
    • Encourage the development of ORCID communities of practice in the communities targets.
    • Working with local partners who can improve the understanding and use of ORCID in local contexts.
    • To create and improve technical integrations that will support the realisation of the benefits provided by the use of ORCID in target community areas.
  • Initially, they will propose two grant programmes via the GPF to achieve their objectives. These grant programmes are as follows:
    • Grants for community development and awareness-raising
      • These grants are intended to :
        • Provide financial support to local partners to create ORCID Communities of Practice in targeted communities.
        • Support local awareness-raising, training and technical support resources for the creation and growth of ORCID consortia that serve organisations in target communities.
    • Subsidies for technical integration
      • These grants are intended to :
        • Financing development software to create and update ORCID integrations in open source systems that can support and encourage the participation of members of the target communities.
        • Support the creation and enhancement of open source components, libraries or resources that will enable or facilitate participation in ORCID for members of the target communities.
        • Supporting the creation of technical documentation, raising awareness and providing support for the resources created as part of this grant programme.
Information on funding
  • The number and amount of grants depend largely on the size of the Fund.
  • They plan to award 10 grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 each.
  • Duration of the grant : The duration of all grants will be one year.
What can grants be used for?
  • Grants are expected to be made to not-for-profit organisations (or their local equivalent) whose mission is closely aligned with the Fund's objectives. The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples of activities that may be funded:
    • Reasonable salary or contract support for people carrying out activities related to the proposed work.
    • the equipment, tools and resources needed to carry out the proposed work;
    • Travel and other expenses that may be necessary to carry out the proposed work
  • Grantees are expected to describe how they intend to use the funds if they receive a grant and to spend the grant in accordance with the budget submitted in their proposal. While grantees have considerable flexibility in how they propose to use the grant, the proposals will be assessed on the basis of the expected impact of the grant on the amount of the grant and the activities it supports.
How can MPF grants NOT be used?
  • GPF grants will only be awarded to not-for-profit organisations, NGOs and government bodies, not to individuals or commercial organisations. Although not an exhaustive list, GPF grant funds may not be used for the following:
    • For the private benefit of any individual
    • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts
    • Sub-grant initiatives
    • Costs already incurred
    • Loan repayment programmes
    • Contribution to reserves
    • ORCID membership fees
Who should submit a proposal?
  • The GPF is designed to develop ORCID Communities of Practice in low and lower-middle income economies, as designated by the World Bank, particularly in countries in the South where participation in ORCID has been low to date (the target communities). All aspects of the GPF and its grant programmes are designed to benefit people in this region. If your organisation is from one of the countries listed, or if the grant will benefit a research infrastructure in one of the countries listed, you are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit ORCID.

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